Sermons for March 2015

Save Us?

Audio File In today’s Gospel story, the people cry out to Jesus: “Hosanna!” which means “Save us!” And I wonder…What did that crowd imagine Jesus saving them from? Did Jesus think he was their savior, and if so, what did that mean to him? What is salvation for us?  Why do we need it?  Or… Read More

Cross of Death, Cross of Life

  Sun, March 22, 2015; ; Lent 5; John 3:14-21, Numbers 21:4-9 A sermon preached by Aaron Lauer First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC Audio File In the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem sits one of the holiest sites in Christianity: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Built in 325 on the site… Read More

Tree of Life

There’s a simple getting-to-know-you game called, “Have you ever?” It involves questions such as, “Have you ever been ice skating?” Everyone who has been ice-skating, raise your hand. “Have you ever flown a plane?” “Have you ever made kimchi at home?” Someone else want to throw out a question? Ok, I’m going to ask a… Read More